Janeliūnas to lead Eastern Europe Studies Centre research programs

Mar 10, 2021 | News

Professor Tomas Janeliūnas has been appointed as a head of Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) research programs.

Janeliūnas, a lecturer at the Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, will contribute to the most important EESC research programs, covering the topics of Belarus, Eastern Partnership, transatlantic relations, China and disinformation.

“Professor Janeliūnas’ knowledge and experience will be a great addition to the EESC team, especially as he has experience in both academic and analytical work. Professor Janeliūnas’ has an excellent understanding of the specific needs of think tanks and their everyday challenges,” Linas Kojala, the Director of the EESC, stated.

“I am pleased to be able to contribute to the development and quality of the EESC’s analytical research. In my opinion, the EESC is becoming one of the most important think tanks in the Baltic States, which can significantly contribute to the public debate and analysis of political issues of importance to the government. I see my involvement as an opportunity to develop strategic analysis culture in Lithuania and thus encourage better political decisions,” T. Janeliūnas said.

In the near future, the EESC team will be supplemented by more well-known analysts from Lithuania and other countries. Earlier, it was announced that the prominent British expert Edward Lucas would consult the centre.

The EESC is an analytical centre operating since 2006, its main focus is the analysis of international political processes and Lithuania’s role in them. The EESC implements large-scale national and international projects, strengthening the traditions of analytical centres in the region.

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